Aristoloche - Birthwort
Aristolochia rotunda

Aristoloche Aristolochia rotunda Birthwort

ARISTOLOCHE, vient en toute terre plus que l’on ne veut, sans soin & sans culture; se multiplie de plant enraciné en March.

On employe de deux sortes of d’aristoloche; sçavoir celle qui a la racine longue, & celle qui est rounde. On ne se sert même que des racines de cette plante. La ronde est la plus estimée. L’aristoloche est propre pour les maladies du cerveau, du foie ou du poulmon, pour pousser les mois & les vuidanges après l’enfantement. Elle facilite l’expectoration & le crachat dans l’asthme, & provoque l’urine. On l’ordonne en substance en poudre jusqu’à deux gros, & jusqu’à demi-once en infusion.


ARISTOLOCHIA, comes to all lands more than we want, without care & without cultivation; multiplies from rooted plant in March.

Two kinds of aristolochia are used; know which one has a long root, and which is round. Only the roots of this plant are used. The round is the most esteemed. Aristolochia is suitable for diseases of the brain, liver or lungs, to encourage monthlies & emptying of afterbirth. It facilitates expectoration & sputum in asthma, & promotes urine. It is ordered in substance in powder up to two gros [144 grains], & up to half an ounce in infusion.

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